Launched in 2001, Groupcall provides communication and data solutions to the education, public and private sectors. Co-founded by Sir Bob Geldof, Groupcall is now one of the education sector market leaders with its parental communication system, Messenger, which is currently used in more than 5,000 schools throughout the UK and Europe, sending over 4 Million text messages every month. Recently, Groupcall won a contract to provide SMS services to all Scottish schools adding over 3,500 educational institutions to their installed base.
Since its inception, additional products and services have been added to their portfolio, primarily focusing on data extraction services and mobile apps for schools and education authorities. Their Emerge app for schools is used in over 12,000 schools throughout the UK and is also now used in all Northern Territories in Australia due to its ability to work when all other systems fail. They recently launched their Emerge app for parents where student information is pushed directly to the parents mobile device.
Their automated data solution product, Xporter is used in approximately 17,000 schools, and by over 65 education authorities and academy groups. This represents around 50% of English schools and the system is known to move information on approximately 5 Million students every day. Plus their Identity-as-a-service product (IDaaS) is used in many schools across the country.
Launched in May 2014, Groupcall were chosen to provide the technology behind the CRA (Child Rescue Alert) system developed by registered charity, Missing People and CEOP (the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection command, thus increasing the chances of a child’s safe return.
Groupcall have enjoyed the success of multiple award wins including: the ‘IT Services and Support’ title at Bett 2014, the ‘ICT Leadership and Management’ title at Bett 2013, and the ‘ICT Company of the Year title at BETT 2012. Their Emerge for schools product won the 2014 UK Mobile and App Design Award and in 2006 Groupcall won the Daily Telegraph’s Trailblazers Award – a National competition for entrepreneurs.
Groupcall have also been accredited with ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 27001 (information security management systems) along with being a Microsoft authorised education reseller.